Do you have an innovative solution for een a better world ?

What and for whom?

To achieve new solutions for international issues, you need to have space and freedom to experiment. For this reason, the Municipality of The Hague challenges startups, scale-ups, students and other organizations to come up with fresh, groundbreaking ideas for global issues during The Hague Innovators.

We are looking for innovative solutions for international challenges, as described in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The best ideas for products or services can win prizes from € 10,000 to € 25,000.

Who can participate?

Companies and organizations from The Hague. Are you not yet based in The Hague? Then we need a declaration of intent, which shows that you will settle in The Hague if you win a prize.

Students are also very welcome to participate. Then you can compete for the student prize.

We challenge all participants to enter into and demonstrate collaborations with other sectors or professionals in The Hague.

We distinguish three target groups:



you are a company registered with the Chamber of Commerce in The Hague, or will be soon. You have an innovative solution for a better world and a detailed business plan.


Price: max € 25K



you are registered in The Hague or will be soon, and your idea is in an initial phase. With this we also want to give early ideas the chance to compete.


Price: max € 15K



you are a student at an educational institution in The Hague and have an innovative idea. The development of your idea is in an early or more elaborated phase.


Price: max € 10K

Read more about The Hague Innovators